By Mark Smith

10th Sep, 2021 | 4:40pm

Gary Lineker shares instant reaction to Bielsa-Leeds presser quote

Leeds United are rarely playing during the Saturday blackout in the Premier League, but it has become a big talking point this week.

Games played at 3 pm on a Saturday are not shown live on television, something that is expected to affect the so-called homecoming of Cristiano Ronaldo this weekend.

Marcelo Bielsa labelled it “magnificent” in his press conference this afternoon, as it prioritises football over commercial and business interests.

One of those that quote appeared to hit in all of the right areas was Gary Lineker, who shared his instant reaction on his personal Twitter account.

The Match of the Day presenter has shared the same view this week, as he pointed out just how successful the programme has become during all of these years on a Saturday evening.

Here we go.

Bielsa has never been afraid to speak out on the biggest talking points in the world of football and comes across as a philosopher of the modern game.

All of these people wouldn’t have questioned the Saturday blackout if our near rivals were playing on Sunday and a so-called worst game was on the day before.

The return of Ronaldo has clearly highlighted how the business side of football is getting bigger than what happens on the pitch, and that can’t be the point.

Lineker and Bielsa are just two of those that agree with the current rules, and we expect that more will follow their suit in the coming days and weeks.

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